Athletes compete in international wheelchair curling competition

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Athletes from five different countries were in town Friday for the eighth annual U.S. Open and International Wheelchair Curling Competition.

Athletes from 12 teams, including five paraolympic teams played against each other Friday at the Utica Curling Club in Whitestown. The matches will continue all weekend.

The event is a preview for the Paraolympic games set for March in Sochi, Russia.

Marc Deperno of Sitrin Stars says the event is a great thing for the community and Sitrin to be involved with.

This is the largest wheelchair curling competition ever at the Utica Curling Club and features about 60 athletes. The event is free and open to the public.

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